Welcome to Tuscany. You will be met at Florence International Airport and transferred to your centrally located hotel. Tonight enjoy a welcome drink and dinner with your Tour Director and fellow travellers.
Two Night Stay: Florence
Meet your local guide this morning for a guided walking tour of Florence. See the Duomo with its spectacular exterior of marble panels. Also see Giotto’s Belltower, Brunelleschi’s Dome and Ghiberties ‘Gates of Paradise’ before continuing onto the Academy of Fine Arts to admire the Statue of David by Michelangelo. Enjoy time at leisure for the rest of the day to shop for leather and stroll the tiny laneways of the city.
Discover More: Dinner at a local Osteria (extra expense)
After a leisurely morning in Florence for some last minute shopping, board your coach for the journey to the Tuscan coastline and the once maritime city of Pisa where we visit the Square of Miracles with its classic cathedral and see the famous leaning bell tower. Later head into the Tuscan hills to San Gimignano and check into your hotel with views of the surrounding countryside. Dinner is included in the hotel.
Two Night Stay: San Gimignano
After breakfast it’s a short drive to Siena, the former capital of Tuscany, still standing as a medieval showcase of Tuscan architecture. Admire the interior of the Cathedral, with the Piccolomini Library, then proceed to the Piazza del Campo, one of the most beautiful squares in Europe. Enjoy free time for lunch and to further explore. Later, travel back to the medieval hilltop village of San Gimignano famous for its many intact towers that have stood since the middle ages. Perhaps try some of the town’s famous cured wild boar as you stroll the many shops and enjoy the stunning views of the Tuscan countryside from the town’s elevated view points. You’re Invited: Dinner hosted by a local family at a traditional farmhouse.
Visit the fascinating hill top town of Montepulciano, surrounded by massive fortifications still in place, then travel onto the mystical town of Assisi, perched on Mount Subiaso overlooking Perugia and the surrounding countryside. Your guided walking tour includes the Basilica of St Francis along with other historic landmarks.
Overnight Stay: Assisi
Travel north to the town of Modena where we visit the Balsamic Vinegar ‘Fattoria’ and learn all about its production over an included lunch. Then continue north to the vibrant city of Milan famous for fashion and lifestyle, nestled at the foot of the Italian Alps.
Two Night Stay: Milan
Join your local guide for a city tour of Milan, Italy’s smartest and most dynamic city. See the magnificent Duomo, the 3rd largest church in Europe, the Opera House and the Vittorio Emanuele Gallery. Later perhaps indulge in some shopping at the ‘Quadrilatero della Moda’ Milan’s high fashion district known for its fashion industry, the city boasts many of Italy's famous brands. Dinner tonight is included in your hotel.
This morning farewell your fellow passengers and transfer to the airport for your onward or homebound flight.
|May 2017||from AUD $3,700|
|Itinerary and departure dates subject to change. Please inquire for full details. All prices are in CAD and based on per passenger twin share. Refer to the terms and conditions.|
|Itinerary and departure dates subject to change. Please inquire for full details. All prices are in USD and based on per passenger twin share. Refer to the terms and conditions.|